Where's Simon?

Join LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra for our new online concert, suitable for families and carers with children aged 5+

The Concert

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra have been adjusting to life at home, but they have missed playing together. Simon was supposed to have been attending the wedding of his old friend Figaro but sadly couldn't travel there. The LSO players suggested doing a special online concert for him and Simon agreed to conduct!

The time arrives for online sectional rehearsals and all the players gather online but... Where's Simon?

The players can't rehearse without Simon so, instead of sitting around waiting, they introduce their instruments: we'll find out how they work, why each LSO player thinks their instrument is the best, and how they sound individually as well as within the various instrument families.

Once you've enjoyed the Where's Simon? concert above, test out what you have learnt by trying out our quiz below and explore some listening recommendations directly from the LSO players.

Suggested for families and carers with children aged 5+.


The Quiz

Tackle the quiz below of 20 questions covering all the different orchestral sections you have just heard.
Top tip: You can complete the quiz as many times as you like and if you’re not sure of an answer, just go back to the Where’s Simon? film for some help from the LSO musicians.

Take the Quiz


Listening Recommendations

Inspired to listen to some more music? The players that you saw in the concert have shared some of their favourite and most inspiring pieces...

View the Musicians' Listening Recommendations


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Created and written by Gareth Davies
Directed by Victor Craven and Gareth Davies
Animation, editing and design by Victor Craven